Here are three things that I feel grateful for today (Wednesday):
- I managed to persuade myself to catch the bus this morning instead of walking to work in the rain and getting soaked to the skin. I’m not usually as self-serving, so this was rather a triumph for me. I usually like to make myself as uncomfortable as possible so that I have something to kick back against in my efforts to become a better person. Hmm – I never realised that until now. I give myself a hard time so that I get stronger. Let me think about whether I need to keep doing that.
- I got my favourite lunch today – 2 (fake) cheese sandwiches, a banana, a bag of salt and malt vinegar crisps (excellent for the sandwiches), two little oranges and a Nakd bar. And you know what’s even better? I’ve been treating myself to my favourite lunch for the last half a decade. Isn’t life absolutely marvellous!
- I’ve reached the penultimate scene (the one before the death scene) in the final edit of my next Open Uni assignment. After I’ve polished this off, I will only have a 700 word reflective essay to write, which will be about the process of writing the 2,500 word story. The piece is due to be handed in tomorrow. It might sound like sarcasm when I whoop and say that things are going really well, but actually, it’s genuine enthusiasm for how well it’s going. Deadlines are a wonderful motivator for me.
These things might seem a tad trivial, but they are what made me feel happy today. Happiness is important. Expressing my happiness adds to my happiness. What are some of the things you feel happy about today (so far)?